Day: April 7, 2014

Flyers’ Rinaldo Suspended 4 Games for Hit on Sabres’ Ruhwedel

Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended 4 games for his hit on Buffalo Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. The Philadelphia bruiser had a busy night on Sunday night. He made a rare offensive contribution by posting his second goal of the season early in the game. He also piled up three minor penalties through the first two periods.  With the Flyers leading 4-0 early in the third, Rinaldo made an unnecessarily dirty hit on Ruhwedel.  This was not his brightest play of the game. Rinaldo was given a match penalty for intent to injure, which includes a mandatory suspension...

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NYPD/FDNY Brawl at Charity Game

The 41st annual NYPD/FDNY Charity Hockey Game got a little ugly as both sides cleared the benches and dropped the gloves for an all-out public-service brawl this past weekend. The two clubs were tied at 3-3 at the time.  After a 25-minute stoppage to sort out the penalties and clear off the ice, play resumed.  NYPD went on to win 8-5, breaking FDNY’s five-game winning streak against New York’s Finest. “It was reminiscent of the old-time Rangers-Flyers games in the mid-70s,” quipped an NYPD cop who was at the game at the Nassau Coliseum, as reported by the New...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees – 4/7/14

Calgary Flames at New Jersey Devils – 7:00pm Referees: Brad Watson #23 3.9 minor penalties per game 11.4 total PIM per game Favors home team (10.4% more minors called on road team) Home team wins 46.4% of time (13% below league average of 53.7%) Records: CGY: 0-5, NJD: 1-2 Calgary has gone 0-12 when Watson referees, going back two years. Last win in a Watson-officiated game was 1-0 vs. LA Kings on 2/18/12. Wes McCauley #4 3.4 minor penalties per game 10.1 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (4.5% more minors called on road team) Home team wins...

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